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August 2015
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COABE released the first in a series of videos about the organization and our work in the field of adult education.

The COABE 2015 conference results are in!  97% of survey participants indicated that the conference met or exceeded their expectations. Everyone who completed an evaluation was entered into a drawing for a FREE COABE 2016 conference registration.
Congratulations to  
Salvatore Capuccio, of Cecil College, in Elton, MD!

View the COABE 2015 conference photos here.


Nearly 4,000 adult educators have joined the Adult Educator's Repository since its launch at COABE 2015. It's a free service provided by COABE, in partnership with Essential Education, that enables members to download resources and presentations as well as providing the opportunity to upload your best practices to share with the field.  
Get the details here.  


COABE Professional Development Webinars

COABE is pleased to offer a series of professional development webinars, led by presenters with excellent ratings from workshop participants at our national COABE conferences. Our first webinar was hosted by Cynthia Bell of LACNY, on Wednesday, July 29th, and registration sold out quickly! Our next webinar will take place on August 11th, at 2pm EST, and will focus on technology. Save your seat today (click here)!

It's Tech-Xtrodinary! 20 Tech Tools for the ESL Classroom
Presented by Becky Shiring
August 11, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Description: Technology not only prepares our students for workplace success in the digital age but is also extremely beneficial in diverse classrooms where students' skill levels and interests vary. In this webinar, participants will learn about 20 free and easy-to-use technologies that can be used to differentiate instruction and prepare ELLs for success in a connected global and digital society. Learn about exciting options to help engage students and meet instructional challenges. Save your seat today (here).

                        This initiative is generously supported by


Conference Registration Comped for Articles 


COABE is seeking articles for our Journal. Submit an article by September 1, 2015, and if it is selected to be published, your registration to COABE 2016 in Dallas, TX is on us! Click here to submit an article and contact with any questions.


Funding Career Pathways: A Federal Funding Toolkit for States (Revised Edition)


Earlier editions of CLASP's Career Pathways Funding Toolkit were widely cited and used at the federal, state, and local levels. The newest edition includes revised program profiles, reflecting the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act legislative and administrative changes to key federal programs. Of all the elements of career pathways, support services are among the most important to student success; they also are the most difficult to fund. An updated appendix identifies 10 federal funding sources that can be used to provide a wide range of support services for participants in career pathways. CLASP developed the Funding Career Pathways toolkit to help interagency state teams identify and use federal resources to support these models. The toolkit has four sections:

Policy Leadership Networking  


Since the establishment of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), in 1964, the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) has been at the core of the Institute's work to serve as a catalyst for improvements to the education system. IEL's mission is: To equip leaders to work together across boundaries to build effective systems that prepare children and youth for postsecondary education, careers, and citizenship.


 The EPFP serves this mission by providing a unique professional and personal development laboratory for applying new insights and cultivating new skills in the areas of educational policy, leadership, and networking.  

How More Education Could Save A Half-Million Lives, by NPR 


The connection between education levels and health has been well-documented, and this study found it's growing in recent generations.


Getting a high school diploma is as good for health as quitting smoking. That's the finding from a study released by researchers at the University of Colorado, New York University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They found that if every adult high school dropout in the 2010 population had a GED or a regular diploma, 145,243 deaths could be averted. Similarly, 110,068 deaths could be avoided for that year, if every adult who already had some college finished their bachelor's degrees. And if everyone in the population got a bachelor's degree, the total of untimely deaths would be reduced by 554,525. Read the details here.   


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